Dear 26 year old self,
Just a few notes to think on…
That pain in your lower back will go away in about a week after you bring the kids home…..listen to your mom and nap when they sleep. Yes it will be weird to strap them into car seats and carry them out of the hospital. Nobody will stop you…. they are officially your children and are living outside of your body now. Extremely hard for both you and your hubby to believe….I know. The next three months ++++ will be filled with fogginess as you try to get them to sleep through the night and you become a wee bit successful around the 3rd month because they go to bed around 11 for the night and they will sleep until about 5:30 which you consider a very large victory. You all will have lots of help from your mom and mother in law and for that you are blessed.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tivoli Audio for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
My dad was in band when I was younger. He is a very talented bass guitarist and also knows how to play the drums quite well. My little brother is the only other person who is musically inclined. He also was in a band throughout much of his time in college. We had a room in our unfinished basement that housed a full drum set—and many afternoons I came home from school to drums and jam sessions in our basement. My little brother was basically self taught with some help from my dad–he performed at my cousins wedding when he was just 4 years old. He also performed at my wedding as a 5th grader….along with my dad. When you have family members who are musical…you get pretty used to having music on in your house….so when my friends at Tivoli Model One asked me to try out one of their uber sylish bluetooth stereos—I knew right where I would put it….the kitchen! This is thee coolest radio I have seen….check it out…What a perfect gift for the whole family:)
Hey hey hey….Gratitude week is here! I am busy prepping for all the goodies we will be serving up:) I am planning on taking the rest of the week off….but I may pop in again….depending on how the week goes. If I don’t talk to you again….have a blessed and cozy Thanksgiving:) I sure am thankful that you stop by here to see me every week. I thought I would share an easy holiday hair do with you today….get festive yall:)
Do you remember when you were younger and you had hours to just play with your hair in front of the mirror? It was kind of fun to think up of a different hairstyle and wear it like that for a few days. With the holidays approaching I thought that you might want a new hair style for some of your holiday parties & gatherings. If you are in a rut and have been wearing your hair the same way forever this might be a fun little challenge for you to try out for the holidays. I preface this….please be kind….A beauty blogger I am NOT!!
A few of you were asking how I did my hair for our family pictures so I made a quick 4 minutes hair tutorial video so that I could show you how I do it.
We recently had our family pictures taken by a friend of mine (locals Amy at BluegrassBebe…look her up on facebook;) We were hoping for a bit sunnier of an evening…and my poor hubs was fighting a fever…be he rallied and we are sooooooo pleased with how they came out. Our kids are at the fun in between teen/adult stage….still in braces…and I wanted to kind of capture this little window of time. Before we know it they will be getting there senior pictures taken…hard to imagine. Pinterest seem to be filled with ideas for family pictures…and often times they are very young families. I wanted to give you some “pose” ideas for families that have older kids. We had a lot of fun in this session….really trying to highlight our personalities….Here are just a few of our favs…
We got back home yesterday afternoon from a fun filled trip to DC. Hubs and I had been there on separate occasions….he in college and I as a 10 year old….so much has changed and we were looking forward to showing the kids for the first time. They both like history and we felt they were really at a perfect age to soak it all in.
I wanted to share with you a few highlights that we felt were perfect for their age….